Around the world, burgeoning older populations are testing the limits of formal and informal caregiving systems in place. In the US, for example, few realize the connection between our national debate over immigration and our potentially shrinking pool of paid caregivers for our growing senior population. In Japan, given the rapidly aging population and the declining younger population, there is a real crisis brewing for how the country will be able to care for its most vulnerable citizens. Over at STAT, filmmakers captured some innovative and perhaps unsettling ways that robots and other types of technology are moving into the everyday lives of Japanese seniors in order to fill in the caregiving gaps. Whether for monitoring, companionship or activity motivation, the Japanese are employing cutting edge technology to help sustain and improve the quality of lives for their older citizens. Should the US begin to adapt this technology? Take a look at the video and decide for yourself Here.